North American Invasive Species Management Association

our mandateNAISMA is a network of professionals challenged by invasive species: land managers, water resource managers, state, regional, and federal agency directors and staff, and nonprofit organizations. NAISMA's members are a diverse group of individuals who are involved in implementing invasive species management programs at all scales. 


Our mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive species prevention and management in North America.


Our vision is to have North America’s lands and waters protected from invasive species.

What We Do

NAISMA's programs aim to provide the support, training, and standards needed by the professional invasive species management community. NAISMA's work would not be possible without the support of our Sustaining Members. Thank you for your support!  Membership opportunities are affordable and provide discounts to all of NAISMA's programs. 

Become a Member



We're Hiring A Program and Communications Manager! 

Click here to view and download the job advertisement. Deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm CDT.

Save the Dates! NAISMA's 2018 Annual Meeting will be a joint conference with the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) in Rochester, Minnesota from October 15-18, 2018. UMISC is organized by a coalition of invasive species organizations including the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, and Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council. This year marks UMISC's 10th Anniversary and NAISMA will be celebrating its 25th! This 2018 Meeting will be the largest conference on invasive species in North America. Join us!

The Spring semester of NAISMA's Online Invasive Species Management Training Program has begun.  Professionals and students from all over the world are participating in this program. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your professional skills and boost your knowledge about the ecology, biology, history, management, policy, and prevention of invasive species. CEUs for Pesticide Applicator licenses and SAF are available. Visit the Program page for more information.

Presentations whose authors have allowed us to share their work from the 2017 Annual Meeting are now online here.

Join PlayCleanGo! Watch a webinar about PlayCleanGo here to learn why this campaign is becoming the leading invasive species outreach and awareness campaign in North America.

News and Events

  • We're Hiring! +

    NAISMA is hiring a Program and Communications Manager. Join our growing team! Read More
  • New! Online Weed Free Forage and Gravel Certification Training +

    Learn how to become a Weed Free Forage and Gravel Partner. New Online Training to Certify Inspectors! Read More
  • Online Invasive Species Management Training Program +

    Very affordable courses offer Pesticide Applicator CEU credits, SAF CEU credits, and more! Read More
  • Save The Dates: 2018 Annual Conference - Oct 15-18, 2018 +

    Joint conference with the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference in Rochester, MN. Read More
  • January 2018 Newsletter +

    Don't miss important information and the latest news! Read More
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